THANK YOU, CRAIG CRAWFORD
meanstream media is telling you loudly that when white people vote for
white candidates it is racist but when black people vote for black candidates
it is not racist. Go figure! Happily for
the truth, there are a few sane voices in the media and we salute them.
columnist, Craig Crawford is a sane voice amid the cacophony of the orgasmic
misogynists who represent themselves as pundits.
CRAWFORD: You know,
I have sat down here in Florida for the last month. And I
have watched the coverage, and I really think the evidence-free bias against
the Clintons in the media borders on mental illness. I
mean, I think when Dr. Phil gets done with Britney, he ought to go to Washington
and stage an intervention at the National Press Club. I mean, we've gotten
into a situation where if you try to be fair to the Clintons, if you try
to be objective, if you try to say, "Well, where's the evidence of
racism in the Clinton campaign?" you're accused of being a naïve
shill for the Clintons. I mean, I think if somebody came out today and
said that Bill Clinton -- if the town drunk in Columbia came out and said,
"Bill Clinton last night was poisoning the drinking water in Obama
precincts," the media would say, "Ah, there goes Clinton again.
You can't trust him." I really think it's a problem. You know what?
You guys make him stronger with this bashing. This actually is what makes
the Clintons stronger. http://mediamatters.org/items/200801260001?lid=36351&rid=2416570
Joan Walsh of Salon.com.
“The Clintons are unfairly charged with bringing up the race card.” However,
representing the majority of pundits, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said of Sen.
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign: "They are at war against
African-Americans and now they are at war against the Democratic Party."
As evidence, Scarborough and Bloomberg News columnist Margaret Carlson
falsely claimed that the Clinton campaign "sued the Democratic Party"
about caucus sites in Nevada. In fact, the Clinton campaign was not a party
to the lawsuit. http://mediamatters.org/items/200801270004?lid=36482&rid=2447370
the true winner in South Carolina last Saturday evening. The
pundits of the mean-stream media did not report or comment; they jumped
up and down on an uppity female on every cable outlet except C-Span, deifying
their chosen one; misrepresenting and lying about Senator Clinton.
All this delights
the Republicans who know they can beat Obama and fear facing Hillary in
the general election.
description about how free speech is in peril because of the media also
applies to people who support Clinton. The media may characterize Obama’s
supporters as energized, but for the elderly, women and anyone who posts
pro-Clinton comments on blogs, they are threatening.
must be careful. Lawn signs are trashed or disappear; threats both overt
and covert are delivered. This has silenced some of Hillary’s supporters
but hopefully it won’t keep them from voting. If anyone is afraid of being
harassed on the way to the polls, they should apply for an absentee ballot.
chanted, "Race doesn't matter" as it awaited Obama to make his
appearance. But race did matter. Over 50% of SC voters are Black and more
than 80% of their vote went to the media candidate, Obama,
while 75% of white voters went for Hillary and Edwards.
Who made race
the issue? Oprah and Obama did. Obama
opened the door by bringing her to South Carolina to invoke MLK and Black
pride. Then later it was reinforced when he jokingly announced that Oprah
would be his VP. The daily tracking polls show that Obama’s Black support
in South Carolina started to increase right after her campaign appearances
Here’s the thing,
people. The media has made Barack into a candidate that cannot be criticized
by the Clintons; and his supporters make it difficult or scary to point
out his faults too. If you need proof as to how the media is selectively
trying to crush Clinton, just note how Edwards has attacked Obama on his
Chicago senate record among other things and escaped the media wrath.
Once again the media
is pimping their choice just as it did when George Bush was elected. The
same media that sat by and let him invade Iraq, destroy the Constitution,
break our laws right and left and allow torture is picking the Democratic
candidate for all of us who will let it shut off our brains.
2008 Renee T. Louise and Ruth M. Sprague, Ph.D. These articles may be republished
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